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SPECIAL SCREENING: Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 pm EST. When Maryam, a hardworking young doctor in a small-town clinic, is prevented from flying to Dubai for a conference without a male guardian’s approval, she seeks help from a politically connected cousin but inadvertently registers as a candidate for the municipal council. Maryam sees the election as a way to fix the muddy road in front of her clinic, but her campaign slowly garners broader appeal.


LIVE Q&A: Thursday, October 15 at 8:00 pm EST. Join celebrated filmmaker Haiffa al-Mansour as she discusses her experiences as Saudi Arabia’s first woman director and the barriers to women’s political and personal power explored in her latest movie. Post screening virtual Q&A to be moderated by SNF Parkway, Artistic Director, Christy LeMaster.


As the calendar creeps toward the November 2020 election, we have pulled together 6 movies designed to cut the anxiety with small doses of humor and inspiration. POLITICAL THEATRE features extra-ordinary candidates, radical political stunts, and stealthy satire.